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Black Mirror scenarios on Vine reveal the horrors of real-life tech mishaps

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Your worst nightmare in 6.5 seconds

Black Mirror and the technology-driven anxieties it portrays seemed to be everywhere last year, but sometimes the minutiae of daily plugged-in life can be just as unsettling as a porn ring fueled by stationary cyclists. BuzzFeed recently created Black Mirror IRL, a Vine series of tech mishaps that happen to everyone. The results... are harrowing.

There's the sharp grip of despair that comes after you swipe left on your Tinder soulmate:

And the queasy suspense of hanging in text-response limbo forever:

And the red-hot confusion that stems from desktop chaos:

The only thing that's missing here is the real-life terror that is Rand Paul on Snapchat.